M&E Consultant

Website Agova Zambia Limited

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

M&E Consultant

Company: Agova Zambia Ltd.

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Contract Length: TBD

Remuneration: TBD

About Agova:

Agova is a women-owned, women-led, impact-driven consulting firm based out of Zambia and serving clients across Southern Africa, supporting MSMEs to thrive in a way that has a positive social and environmental impact. Agova works with public and private sector players to incubate and grow MSMEs, particularly women-led businesses in the agricultural sector, and develop gold-standard insights on ‘what works’ to propel the MSME sector to grow and innovate. To date, Agova has supported 8,300 MSMEs across Southern Africa (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho) and unlocked $18.5M in funding for Agova-supported MSMEs. At Agova, our mission is to collaborate with both public and private sector partners to conceive and implement strategies that not only propel business growth but also contribute significantly to sustainable development. We are committed to reshaping traditional notions of business success by going beyond mere shareholder value. Instead, we champion the creation of value for all stakeholders affected by a business, including customers, employees, suppliers, natural resources, and local communities. Join us in our journey to re-think the way businesses thrive, where success is measured not only in financial terms but also in the positive impact made on the broader community and the environment.

Job Description:

In the capacity of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant at Agova, your role will involve spearheading M&E activities within Agova’s client projects, coordinating data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and ensuring alignment with overarching project objectives. Your proficiency in implementing M&E tools and software, coupled with strong analytical skills, will be crucial in providing valuable insights to enhance decision-making processes. Furthermore, your responsibilities encompass fostering effective stakeholder engagement, communicating M&E findings to diverse audiences, and actively contributing to the development of standard operating procedures. Collaborating closely with project teams, you will play a key role in maintaining a commitment to quality assurance and guaranteeing the accuracy and reliability of M&E data and reports.

Key Responsibilities

Project Leadership:

Serve as the Lead Consultant for M&E projects, assuming responsibility for the entire research process from inception to completion.
Develop comprehensive measurement frameworks and detailed methodologies tailored to the specific objectives and requirements of each project.
Manage internal project management responsibilities, including internal reporting, leading project team meetings, and ensuring alignment with project timelines and goals.
Provide guidance and mentorship to junior project team members, including enumerators and junior consultants, as needed, to ensure project success.
Data Collection and Management:

Oversee all aspects of data collection activities, including the recruitment, training, and supervision of enumerators, ensuring adherence to research protocols and quality standards.
Manage both secondary and primary research efforts, including market research, venture capital analysis, feasibility studies, and other relevant methodologies, to gather comprehensive data for analysis.
Ensure the effective management and organization of collected data, leveraging appropriate data collection tools and platforms such as ODK, Kobo, and Excel to facilitate accurate and efficient data processing.
Analysis and Reporting:

Conduct rigorous analysis of collected data using advanced statistical techniques and data analysis software such as SPSS, Excel, and R, to extract meaningful insights and trends relevant to project objectives.
Prepare and deliver comprehensive reports that communicate research findings, insights, and recommendations effectively to stakeholders, utilizing tools such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create visually engaging and informative reports.
Collaborate with project teams to develop impactful presentations and deliverables, incorporating relevant graphics, visuals, and storytelling elements to enhance understanding and engagement.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Statistics, or related field.
5 years of experience in hands-on M&E work, including developing measurement frameworks and methodologies.
Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee data collection activities effectively.
Proficiency in conducting both secondary and primary research, with experience managing enumerators.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Interest in “Shared Value” (businesses solving social/environmental challenges by reshaping their business strategy).
High level of computer literacy with a solid command of Microsoft Office suite.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Has leadership experience and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to design and implement work plans, within set timelines.
Ability to travel within Zambia (when required).

Agova Offers:

At Agova, we prioritize the well-being and professional growth of our team members. As part of our commitment to fostering a positive work environment, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits designed to support your success and enhance your overall experience with us:

Dedicated Managerial Support: A dedicated manager to provide guidance and support in your day-to-day tasks, ensuring a smooth and enriching work experience.
Competitive Compensation Package: Enjoy a competitive gross salary that not only reflects your skills and contributions but also includes additional perks such as housing, lunch, transportation, and communication allowances.
Comprehensive Health Insurance: Access a comprehensive health insurance package, ensuring that you and your loved ones are covered for medical needs.
Continuous Learning and Development: Engage in our tailored professional development to develop key personal and professional skills.
Team Building and Social Events: Participate in Agova’s vibrant team-building activities and social events, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among our team members.

If you are passionate about contributing to the growth and sustainability of agri-SMEs and possess the required skills and experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us in making a positive impact on the agricultural sector and fostering the success of small enterprises. To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Agova M&E Consultant” to [email protected] by May 27th , 2024 and fill out the questionnaire at the link here.

To apply for this job email your details to heather@agovasv.com


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